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North West Pennsylvania - LARGE GROUPS; REUNIONS; WEDDINGS; MUSIC EVENTS

Sleeps45
Bedrooms 18
Bathrooms9
Space 10,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

18 Bedroom, 9 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 45 - 2 hr driving fr. Pittsburgh, Cleveland

A delightful and authentic visit to the Pennsylvania Wilds! The secluded large rustic lodge consists of two side by side wings (buildings) connected by a deck walkway. Each wing has three levels. There are 28 rooms in all, each having lovely views of the surrounding forest. Multiple living room areas accommodate comfortable reading and relaxation spaces as well as venues for crafts, cards, board games and group exchanges. Libraries invite browsing. Expansive decks at the second level of each wing encourage similar activities outside.

There is a fully-equipped large kitchen with an adjacent large dining area; a kitchenette is also available for additional food preparation. Many cooks can comfortably work together without concern for “spoiling the broth.” (Guests are, of course, responsible for their own food. Recommendations for catering services and local restaurants will be available. (It should be noted, however, that restaurants and grocery stores are at least nine miles away.)

Although the lodge is rustic it is well-appointed with comfort features such as hot water baseboard heat fueled by natural gas from wells on the property. Some floors are oak hardwood; others are carpeted. Creative touches introduced by the owner-builder throughout the buildings surprise and delight guests.

A large barn (unheated) is available for indoor activities such as weddings, active game playing, dancing, dramatic performances, presentations to groups, yoga, tai chi, or whatever activity requires a large open space. The barn, like the lodge, has large decks for enjoying the woodland landscape.

There is a pond on the property and trails for walking through the 150 acres of fields and forests. Guests particularly enjoy the photographic opportunities and nature study. Outdoor activities are available including campfires and games such as croquet and volleyball.

The setting is suitable for gatherings, parties, retreats, reunions, weddings, workshops, receptions, and all kinds of music and social events. There is plenty of parking space for large events.

Keywords: Lodge Retreat

More Details

Owner
Whitney Firth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Whitney Firth

I am the on-site manager. I live at the lodge. It is a wonderful place to wake up every day. All the views are amazing and it is so quite and peaceful. I do a lot of kayaking in the summer, so I am not around the lodge much when I have guests. I enjoy meeting new people each week.

My family owns a few business. We make maple syrup and have a sawmill, which is where I work. I sell our maple syrup at the lodge. It's delicious!

I also enjoy snowmobiling, so I love Northwest Pennsylvania winters. Yes, I am that one person that loves all the snow.

Whitney Firth purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Whitney Firth chose Grand Valley

We are very interested in sustainable forestry and maintaining wooded properties in our area as “working forests”. We have tried to exemplify this type of forest management through very careful and conservative logging practices along with the production of maple syrup on several properties. This resulted in us being named PA Tree Farmer of the Year in 2013. We love the Lodge, and want people to see how beautiful the forest is.

What makes this lodge unique

The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed.

Amenities

Grand Valley Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 45
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45
  • West 2nd floor A - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath
    West 2ed floor C - 1 queen , Share bathroom with room B
    West 2nd floor B - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Share bathroom with room C
    West 3rd floor D - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Share bathroom with rooms E, F & G
    West 3rd floor E - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Share bathroom with rooms D, F & G
    West 3ed floor F - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Share bathroom with rooms D, E & G
    West 3ed floor G - 1 double , Share bathroom with D. E & F
    East 1st floor I - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath
    East 1st floor H - 1 queen , Private bath
    East 2nd floor J - 1 king , Open with limited privacy; large private bath
    East 2nd floor K - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath
    East 3rd floor L - 1 queen , Shared bath
    East 3rd floor M - 1 twin/ single , Shared bath; small room
    East 3rd floor N - 1 twin/ single , Shared bath; small room
    East 3rd floor O - 1 queen , Private bath; although can be shared with room O. High Bed
    East 3rd floor P - 1 twin/ single , Shared bathroom; small room
    East 3rd floor Q - 1 twin/ single , Shared bath; small room
    East 3rd floor R - 1 bunk bed , Shared bath
  • In addition to bedrooms, there are some futons, trundle beds, and sleep sofas.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
Notes:
A large activity barn with toilet facilities is available for games, dancing, dramatic events, weddings. Many games are available such as volleyball , badminton, horseshoes, bocce.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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North West Pennsylvania - LARGE GROUPS; REUNIONS; WEDDINGS; MUSIC EVENTS
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Westfield
4

Cabin Cozy

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was wonderful and Whitney was great to work with. However we did stay during an ice storm and lost power (no heat or lights) for a few hours. We also learned that the 2nd house’s upstairs bedrooms didn’t have heat. The facilities were clean and comfortable. The kitchen was perfect for feeding 22 people and we loved that the dining room allowed everyone to eat together. The facilities ensured our family had a super reunion weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Extended family winter weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house for our annual family "winter vacation".Plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen was very well stocked and there was more than enough linens. Property is beautiful and the kids enjoyed having so much space ,and the ping pong table was a bonus. The owners were very nice and prompt with response to any questions or concerns we had. We would defiinitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Warm and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a great place to stay! We came for a company retreat and it was so fantastic. The atmosphere is great, and it is such a beautiful property! We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the lodge. The space was large, clean, and comfortable. They thought of everything.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was very clean and the property was just beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very large, lots of space for everyone to spread out, and not be on top of each other. The house was very clean and very well taken care of. The property is beautiful, and the walking trails in the woods are lovely. The fireplace is really nice in the evening, and it's very pretty to just sit out by the pond.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairbanks
5

Wonderful place for family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We had 35 people ranging from less than a year to 86. Very comfy, big kitchen, lots of places to lounge together or separately inside and out. The kitchen arrangement allowed for cooking while still being with everyone. We had a bonfire every night. Lots of electrical outlets. Nooks for book reading, places to walk. Close to Titusville to pick up groceries. So nice to not have to be split up at hotels and to have time together, in small groups, or privacy. A most lovely reunion. Would definitely do it again. Whitney was very flexible and responsive. We rented a lift chair for one of the elders and had no trouble with delivery and pickup. Plenty of room for eating, storing food, two refrigerators in house with kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Erie, PA
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Blue Canoe Brewery
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Cross Creek, south of Titusville
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Erie, PA
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Dutch Treat - Amish dishes and theme
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Peak n 'Peek
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Presque Isle on Lake Erie
Car: necessary

The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed. Among the favorite aspects of a stay are rest and relaxation; campfires, trail walking, bird watching, nature study, ponds, games (indoors and out), large libraries. The diversity of alcoves, living room spaces, and work areas facilitate both quiet contemplation and social interchanges. The location, although remote and secluded, allows forays for various adventures within easy driving distance. Visitors enjoy the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir, Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Lake, Presque Isle at Lake Erie, Drake Well and Oil Museum, Scenic railway, hunting and fishing, biking, local fairs and festivals, Audubon Center, horseback riding, antique shops, auctions, Amish shops.

Other Activities: On site: Horseshoes, volleyball, table tennis, campfires, large libraries

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

$500 is for 10 persons; for persons beyond 10, the added charge is $30.00 per person per night. Ask about discounts for very large groups.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day; $600 is for 10 persons; for persons beyond 10, the added charge is $40.00 per person per night.
$300 damage deposit will be returned to you after the lodge is looked over for any damage, including, but is not limited to, smoke of any kind.
I collect 6% state tax and 5% hotel tax.
A $500 or $600 fee, depending on what dates are used, will be charged for barn rental for weddings.
Please pay 30 days prior to you stay. Make checks payable to Firth Maple Products, 22418 Firth Road, Spartansburg, PA 16434.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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